Truck Driving Schools in Louisiana (LA)
Truck Driving Schools by City
The job outlook for truck drivers between 2010 and 2020 is considered favorable by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For classification purposes, the BLS distinguishes between heavy, or tractor-trailer, truck drivers and light, or delivery services, truck drivers. The median hourly wage for heavy truck drivers in Louisiana as of May 2011 (latest available data) is $18.43. This equates to earning a median annual salary of $38,340. The median hourly wage for light truck drivers in Louisiana is $14.88 (median annual salary of $30,940). To become a truck driver in Louisiana; a truck driving school may get you started on the path to join them.
Truck driving schools in Louisiana are located across the state, with many located in hubs like Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and Lafayette. Louisiana truck driving schools help you develop the skills you need to earn a commercial driver's license (CDL) and start your career in truck driving. To obtain a CDL license in Louisiana you must be at least 18 years old (21 years old for interstate driving), possess a valid Louisiana driver's license and a pass a vision exam. Applicants must then pass a knowledge exam and a skills test, which includes a pre-trip vehicle inspection, a basic vehicle control test, and an on-road driving exam. In addition, you may have to pass other knowledge and skills tests depending on the class of CDL license and the endorsements you need--for example, to drive a vehicle with air brakes, a tanker, a school bus or to haul hazardous materials. A truck driving school in Louisiana will prepare you to pass these examinations.
Browse the featured Louisiana truck driving schools below to find a trucking school near you.
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